The 102nd Fisherman’s Feast in Honor of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19, 2012 in Boston’s North End at North, Fleet and Lewis Streets. Opening ceremonies start at 7pm on Thursday night where La Madonna Del Soccorso will leave her permanent chapel on Lewis Street for a solemn procession to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the Annual Blessing of the Fishing Waters. Also on Thursday is the Annual Italian-American of the Year Award ceremony.
Music throughout the Fisherman’s Feast will come from live performances by Street Magic, The Vogues, Franco Corso, The Hit Men and more. Of course, DJ Sal Bartolo will be on hand to keep everyone upbeat. On Saturday, the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will perform a play of the history of The Madonna Del Soccorso on the main stage.
Sunday is the Grand Procession through the streets of the North End where the statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is carried and accompanied by 5 marching bands.
Capping it all off, the world famous “Flight of the Angel” takes place at 8pm on Sunday night. The 2012 Flying Angel is Jessica Marie Palazzolo with Side Angels Victoria Bono and Serina D’Amico.